News & Commentary

Green bonds hold their own in challenging year

Green bond issuance rebounded in the second half of 2020 by just enough to enable the young market to maintain its decade long record of year-on-year growth.

Brexit clouds darken over City

Hopes that the uncertainty that has surrounded the UK’s departure from the European Union for almost five years will now abate for the City of London and the UK’s financial services sector have already started to fade.

Looking beyond the gloom

There is a joke doing the rounds on social media that says thanks for the trial subscription to 2021 but I would rather cancel it. As the world reels from yet another wave of Covid-19 and we find ourselves locked down once again, that is an understandable sentiment.

EIOPA starts talking tough on climate change risks

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has issued its toughest warning yet to insurers to adjust their investment portfolios in order to mitigate the risks posed by climate change.

The squeeze will come. The question is how and when?

With UK government borrowing higher than at any time outside of wartime, the Chancellor will have to move to cut the deficit: the question is when and how, says Carl Emmerson, deputy director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Thought Leadership: Residential mortgages and consumer loans

Thought Leadership: Residential mortgages and consumer loans

We are delighted to share with you a new paper by M&G Investments, which examines residential mortgages and consumer loans, a fast growing area of interest for insurers given the current constrained yield environment.

 

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